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GREAT BRITISH BOOZING: But why are nearly 6 million Brits concerned about a friends’ drinking habits?

 

Take a look back to the days the UK was first plunged into lockdown, in-store sales of beer, wine and spirits were 67% up that’s an extra £200m spent on booze - with pubs and restaurants closed.

Recent research from With You shows One in four UK adults have concerns about their own drinking habits, with 5 million concerned about friends.

With You are a national organisation who’ve been around for over 50 years. Their aim? To tackle the stigma surrounding substance abuse and mental health.

For so many of us, the pandemic has been a time to reflect on lifestyle choices, and make changes - even more flexible working pattern has been something so many of us have moved to. But what’s the period of lockdown done to our drinking habits?

Siobhan Peters, North East Director of Services explains...


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